• Frani & The Frantics (2)
    from left: Fran Russak, Karla Major, Alayne Major and Jim Morabito

    Frani & The Frantics (2) (New York)


    Personnel :

    Fran Russak (Lead)

    Karla Major

    Alayne Major

    Jim Morabito


    Discography :

    1964 - You Threw A Line / Skin And Bones (Giant Star 401)


    Biography :

    Frani & the Frantics were a vocal quartet of Fran Russak, sisters Karla Major and Alaine Major, and Jim Morabito. Fran Russak came from Carmel, New York, the others from Peekskill. Their one and only single from the spring of 1964, “You Threw a Line” b/w “Skin and Bones” was also the first on the Giantstar label of Mahopac, owned by Raymond Meltzer. Giantstar would release three singles by the Mark IV of Poughkeepsie. The labels of Giant Star GS 401 credit Dorothea Meltzer & Jeannie Villetto for both songs. Ray Meltzer owned Jemel Publishing, JNR Production and Music-All Inc. Copyright registration shows another song, “Why Ya Make Me Wanna Cry” which Frani & the Frantics attempted but didn’t finish. Jeanne Villetto had previous experience in song-writing, composing “I Dig That Guy” for the top side of a single by Claire Lane (aka Claire Litke, a member of the Ramrods) on Josie 904 (b/w “Run Run Run Away”). Villetto and Litke also wrote “Do You Hear Me Call?” in 1962, but I’m not sure if this was recorded.


    You Threw A Line                             Skin And Bones


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